Emma is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Chemical Engineering department studying the development of ultra-low-cost diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases. Prior to MIT, she completed her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. Her research primarily focuses on developing protein biomarker and DNA-based diagnostic tests for malaria, Zika, and early-stage and drug-resistant tuberculosis on paper platforms with colorimetric readout methods.
Emma is passionate about making global access to high-quality healthcare more equitable by using STEM and close interdisciplinary and community collaborations. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and salsa dancing.